America’s First Conference on Celebrity Culture Presents Exclusive Readings

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Critic's Area | 1 comment

Samita Nandy - Wall.Street

Greetings from New York City!

It has been just over 2 weeks here and I have some great news to share!

I am pleased to announce that I will be offering a pre-launch reading of my book Fame in Hollywood North at America’s first conference on celebrity culture. Joining me are authors Josh Nathan and Veronica Grey, who also directed the film Worst Shark Attack Ever featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. This is an exclusive event for attendees of the international media conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the Persona in Celebrity and Journalism? 

Josh Nathan is a broadcaster and communication professor at The Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University, he started building his chops for CNN- and NBC-affiliates. In 2002, CBS tapped him as one of 72 employees to begin its new station in southern California’s Coachella Valley. He holds a National Weather Association Broadcaster’s Seal of Approval and has presented twice at its annual conferences. Josh Nathan will be introducing his newly released book Too Mad to Trust that discusses prevention of speech-language disorders.

Recently featured on the NBC show “Morning Blend”, Veronica Grey will be offering readings of her bestseller book Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: The 5 Most Important Wellness Secrets of All Time. Veronica Grey and Leonardo DiCaprio were recently awarded the 2015 Special Humanitarian Award from the International Film Awards for their work on Worst Shark Attack Ever, as well as the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award from the New Media Film Festival and the Special Jury Award from the International Film Festival of Environment, Health, and Culture. The film is eligible for the 2015 Celebrity Chat best screen award. Celebrity Chat is a series launched by conference chair Jackie Raphael.

CMCS­­­ is an international organization that specializes in media and celebrity studies. It facilitates academic and media partnerships to develop commentaries on fame and social change. To register for the conference and book readings, visit or contact Registration includes your printed conference package, coffee breaks, professional development workshop, book readings, and exclusive access to our evening reception.

For title sponsorship, media interviews, and high resolution images call 917-294-4383 or send an email to with your name, title, the media you represent, and your telephone number.

More updates coming soon!

Till then, keep shining x

Samita Nandy

Photo Credits: Louis Massey

One Comment

  1. Wow, this sounds so incredibly exciting, Samita! I’m so happy for you and hope that your pre-launch reading will be a smashing success! You must let me know where I can get a copy of your book as I’m dying to read it. It appears that things are going great in NYC and I must say that photo of you might be one of my all-time favourites! You’re positively radiant! Keep shining! 🙂

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